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Dedicated to those whom served COMPLETED 8/4/19 Academy A-10A Operation Iraqi Freedom Warthog build with my grandson Ezra

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Dedicated to those whom served COMPLETED 8/4/19 Academy A-10A Operation Iraqi Freedom Warthog build with my grandson Ezra
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:25 PM

To my fellow forum members,

     First off a very important note: Ezra and I are dedicating this build to those that served in the past as well as those that served during “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.  

Currently we’ve (Ezra and I) been busy building a 1979 AMT 1/48 Millennium Falcon Cut Out.  And a Bandai 1/144 X-Wing and a Y-Wing Fighter in the “Science Fiction“ thread.  Come by to check it out, Ezra is a quick “Padwan” Learner Lol!  I do help him especially with the AB, he does a good job adjusting the spray pattern and amount of paint coming out of the nozzle.  I have videos of Ezra and I AB.  I’m trying to post it or add a link via Postimage.org but it’s just impossible

We‘re now back to our favorite thread, the “Aircraft Thread”!  So as always, this is a WIP.  So I hope you enjoy this build.  I wanted to add in that this afternoon after Ezra visited his Great Grandmothers house, he wanted to build a kit.  So I contacted my son whom is the manager at Walmart to pick up any aircraft kit for Ezra from Hobby Lobby.  Hence this kit.  

Thank you so very much Forum Members, we‘re most honored in that you all visited our humble thread.  We will do our best to to keep up with everyone.

Your Friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

 

 

 

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Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:11 PM

Ezra calls this build as the “shark” build due to the sharks mouth on the A-10.  Lol!  

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:15 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:34 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:38 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:39 PM

Next up!

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:40 PM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:27 PM

Here is Ezra with a Tamiya Modelers Side Cutter it’s a great tool and really sharp.  I’ve had it now for 2 years and will be passing down this tool to him as he gets older.

 

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:44 PM

All glued up and ready to paint.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:59 AM

Here is the Cockpit painted in Dark Gull Gray (FS36231).  As you can see the Cockpit was dusted with Tamiya Weatherine Master.  Ezra does the dusting on his own without my physical assistance.  He only needs a little verbal guidance.

Your Friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 1:03 AM

Here we have Tamiya‘s Weatherine Master B.  Using just a little Soot to tone down anything that looks off.  This blends well especially with the brush I’m using.

Your Friend‘s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 1:09 AM

Ezra with my help (I tried to let him paint once without any help from me and it was an interesting disaster.)  Lol!  Sealed the weathering in that was done.  That was a Model Master Acrylic 4636/Flat Clear Acrylic.

Check out the very unusual brush.  That does a good job by blending in the different hues.

Your Friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 1:16 AM

Finally Ezra and I utilized the Tamiya Weatherine Master A Set Sand and Light Sand.  At the very least I feel knowingly that this particular aircraft fought in battles of where sand was a major factor in wear and tear.

Your Friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 1:52 AM

The Cockpit has been glued together with the rest of the pieces that are integral in this build.  Now to add some weights so this kit does not become a tail sitter.  Lol!

Your friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:35 AM

I told Ezra that; “Papa has to take care of the next step, the airplane has a boo boo.”  He asked why and I basically said that that’s how it is.

The insertion of the Cockpit with the front landing gear and weights made this truly a boo boo.  Lol!  It just wouldn’t line up at first, then I finally took my time and everything fell into place.

As you can see the front of the A-10A needed a little extra care.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:45 AM

This took some thinking as space was very limited. What kind of weights do I utilize?  Yes, cosmetic, applicators from Walmart.  I use them to  rub in the Tamiya Weatherine Master Kits pigment.  I cut off the tiny women’s cosmetic applicator sponge on both sides and kept the aluminum side.  I used several in strategic places, I hope it works!  Lol!  

Your friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:48 AM

I’m not including Ezra in this procedure.  Sanding, I don’t want him to breath all that junk in.  

Your friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:20 PM

More progress!

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:21 PM

No gaps at all.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:23 PM

Nice clean and snug fit!

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, August 01, 2019 12:28 PM

Ezra played with the Warthog as if it was a toy.  Lol!

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, August 02, 2019 12:02 AM

Cool! Is that an Academy kit?

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 2:33 AM

M. Brindos

Cool! Is that an Academy kit?

 

Yes it is my friend.  It’s a Hobby Lobby Kit.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 3:23 AM

Ha, woke up way too early in the morning.  2:30 A.M.!  Couldn’t go back to sleep, so I did the next best thing, work on the A-10A.  Things like the canopy Ezra is of course way to young and doesn’t have the dexterity, patience, nor the technique.  Well now, at 3 years old what do you expect!  Lol!  

Your friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 3:36 AM

Ezra leaves on Saturday, late afternoon back to Columbus, Ohio for 2 weeks.  Then Mrs. Toshi and I will have him back again for a week so before he leaves, I’m trying to get the A-10A primered, pre-shaded, painted, gloss coated and ready for decals. 

No my FSM Forum Members, it’s not because I can, it’s because I want to.  You see, Ezra calls this build the ”Shark Mouth Airplane”.  So before he leaves I want to at least have the satisfaction of accomplishment!  In other words, he can put the sharks eyes and mouth decal on.  By the way, the shark mouth A-10A we are building is the “A-10A, Captain Kim Campbell, 75th FS/23rd. Wing, Iraq, 2003”.

Colonel Kim Nichole Reed-Campbell (born June 6, 1975 in Honolulu, Hawaii)[2] is a United States Air Force officer and Senior Pilot in the U.S. Air Force. She was decorated for piloting her A-10 Thunderbolt II back to base in southern Iraq after taking heavy anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) damage in aerial combat over Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After her tour of duty in Iraq ended, Campbell gave lectures throughout the United States about her experience, including one at the National Air and Space Museum. Kim Campbell was promoted to the rank of Major in the autumn of 2006.

Your friend’s, Ezra & Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 3:58 AM

When Ezra leaves Mrs. Toshi and I miss him dearly.  He’s the love of our lives.  As you can see, I installed every single rails as possible.  I’m sure Fellow Forum Members know in what I’m going to do when Ezra leaves.  Take all the bombs and missiles and install them.  This is going to look like one mean “Shark Mouth Airplane”, Lol!

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 4:30 AM

Working quietly during the witching hour is so calm and peaceful.  I love it as this is how you’re supposed to feel in any hobby!  Calm, relaxed, and at peace with yourself with a sense of accomplishment.  

Here I have the A-10A all primered up and ready for some pre-shading.  When Ezra gets up today we will have a breakfast of doughnuts (Giant Eagle our grocery store has half price dozen doughnuts on Friday) then go to the pool to let him swim then lunch, a nap and some pre-shading with Ezra.

I’m then with Ezra’s help, will AB the A-10A and add the gloss coat so Ezra as promised can place the “Shark Mouth Airplane” decal on.

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 4:31 AM

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Friday, August 02, 2019 4:38 AM

No! This is not an advertisement for Rustoleum. Lol!  I just wanted to emphasize how important it is to budget anything from household expenses to even making models.  I probably had that can from 2018 and only now it feels low.  And I built a lot so you can only imagine.  

Your friend‘s, Ezra and Toshi AKA: papa

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, A-10-A “Operation Iraqi Freedom“ Warthog.

Built in honor of those that served!

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 02, 2019 5:20 AM

Toshi you really are "tha man" for doing these builds of yours with your grandson. I really enjoy watching your builds come together as well as the fact that you've got him right there with you. Awesome stuff bro.

Progress looks great on this A-10. Yes

                   

 

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